Ukraine: Rocket hits Yeshiva building of Kharkiv's Jewish Community

Yeshiva building of the Kharkiv Jewish Community was hit by a rocket — Luckily the building was empty at the time the rocket hit.

 A man stands on the rubble of a house destroyed by recent shelling during Ukraine-Russia conflict in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 7, 2022. (photo credit: Oleksandr Lapshyn/Reuters)
A man stands on the rubble of a house destroyed by recent shelling during Ukraine-Russia conflict in Kharkiv, Ukraine March 7, 2022.
(photo credit: Oleksandr Lapshyn/Reuters)

The yeshiva building of the Ukrainian Kharkiv Jewish Community suffered a direct hit by a rocket on Tuesday morning, a local Chabad community said on Facebook.

Kharkiv has been under constant bombing. and Jewish centers haven't been excluded from the Russian assault. Last week the windows of the main synagogue of Kharkiv were shattered. 

The yeshiva building also functions as a synagogue and a high school, elementary school and as a dormitory.

"Despite the attacks on our institutions, we will renovate, restore and expand all our buildings, at the first possible opportunity," Rabbi Moshe Moskovitz, Chabad emissary to Kharkiv was quoted as saying on the "JewishKharkov" Facebook page.

"The rocket did not explode but made a large hole in the roof," Moskovitz's wife told 0404.

 A view of the square outside the damaged local city hall of Kharkiv on March 1, 2022, destroyed as a result of Russian troop shelling. (credit: SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images) A view of the square outside the damaged local city hall of Kharkiv on March 1, 2022, destroyed as a result of Russian troop shelling. (credit: SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)

"We are continuing to help evacuate people daily in addition to giving shelter and food to those who have moved into the synagogue. We are sending hot meals and medicines daily to the elderly and needy who are trapped in their homes," Rabbi Moskovitz added.